Maureen Stanton discusses BODY LEAPING BACKWARD at Wellesley Books

Maureen Stanton presents Body Leaping Backward, her haunting and beautifully drawn story of a self-destructive girlhood, of a Massachusetts town and a nation overwhelmed in a time of change, and of how life-altering a glimpse of a world bigger than the one we come from can be.

“A blazingly important memoir about the possibility of change.” —People Magazine

This is a free event, however we request that you RSVP. You can do so in-store, by phone at 781-431-1160, or online at the Wellesley Books website. All RSVP methods are free.

Christine Lynn Herman presents “The Devouring Gray”

Christine Lynn Herman presents The Devouring Gray, a YA novel that follows seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders as she moves to a new town where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

“Fans of The Raven Boys and Stranger Things rejoice: This is your new obsession.” —Claire Legrand, bestselling author of Furyborn

Lisa Gardner new book luncheon

Join bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner for a luncheon at Wellesley Books to celebrate the release of her new book, Never Tell. An unpredictable thriller, Never Tell puts fan favorites D.D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there.

Please note that this special luncheon with the author is ticketed. Your $39 ticket includes a copy of Lisa’s new book as well as food at the luncheon. Buy tickets in-store at Wellesley Books (no fees), by phone from Wellesley Books at 781-431-1160 (no fees), or online through Eventbrite (processing fees apply).

Elinor Lipman at Wellesley Books

Elinor Lipman, author of The View from Penthouse B, presents Good Riddance, a delightful new romantic comedy in which one woman’s trash becomes another woman’s treasure, with deliriously entertaining results.

This is a ticketed event. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the book. Buy tickets in-store (no fees), by phone (no fees), or online (fees apply).

SHANNON MESSENGER presents at Wellesley Books

Shannon Messenger, author of the middle-grade Keeper of the Lost Cities series, presents Flashback, the highly anticipated seventh book.

Tickets for this event are $5 and can be used as a coupon off of the book. Buy tickets in-store (no fees), by phone at 781-431-1160 (no fees), or online at (fees apply). Please note that this Wellesley Books event will take place at The Rivers School in Weston.

Author B.A. SHAPIRO presents new novel

B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger and The Muralist, presents The Collector’s Apprentice, an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance.

Tickets for this event are $5 and can be used as a coupon off of the book. Buy tickets in-store (no fees), by phone (no fees), or online (fees apply).

Bruins legend BOBBY ORR signs copies of “Bobby: My Life in Pictures”

We are thrilled to announce that Bruins superstar BOBBY ORR will be at Wellesley Books to sign copies of “Bobby: My Story in Pictures.” This brand new book tells the incredible story of Bobby’s life through never-before-seen photos from his personal collection. Click the link to learn more about the book and how to buy tickets.

SARAH SMARSH presents “Heartland”

SARAH SMARSH, reporter and essayist for such outlets as The Guardian and, presents Heartland, her eye-opening and stunningly eloquent memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest.

Sarah will be In conversation with Linda K. Wertheimer, veteran journalist and award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance.

*Buy your copy of Heartland from Wellesley Books in order to meet Sarah and have her sign your book at the event.

NIGEL TRAVIS (Dunkin Donuts chairman) at Wellesley Books

NIGEL TRAVIS, executive chairman and former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, presents The Challenge Culture, a reflection on the unique, results-oriented discipline he’s developed over decades of leadership, which provides a blueprint for any organization to achieve prosperity.